Shafer Napa Valley Merlot 2013

9.190 ratings on Delectable
$62.99

An American classic from prime Stag's Leap vineyards. Rich enough for steak and mellow enough to just sip. "Shafer's 2013 Merlot is wonderfully fresh, brisk and nuanced. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and expressive spice notes are all pushed forward. This open-knit, fleshy Merlot should drink well for the next handful of years." Vinous 92

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Ratings on Delectable

Chris Koupal

Super concentrated. Blueberry spice and leather. Fantastic as expected.

Super concentrated. Blueberry spice and leather. Fantastic as expected.

9.7

David Todd

Had such great wines in Seattle had to keep the trend going!

Had such great wines in Seattle had to keep the trend going!

9.1

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Pour a bit in a glass, put the cork back and drink it the next day. Really nice

Pour a bit in a glass, put the cork back and drink it the next day. Really nice

9.2

John Wight Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

Massive with mocha and black fruit for days!

Massive with mocha and black fruit for days!

9.1

Tracy Hall Delectable Pro

Pop and pour good. Nice balance. Half bottle

Pop and pour good. Nice balance. Half bottle

9.1

Adam Jesberger Delectable Pro

Decent. There is complexity here although this wine is a touch hot for me. Nice butterscotch like finish to it. Id love a 13% abv version of this.

Decent. There is complexity here although this wine is a touch hot for me. Nice butterscotch like finish to it. Id love a 13% abv version of this.

8.7

Will Beshears

A little hot

A little hot

8.7

Sipping Fine Wine

John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley. A blend of 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon & 8% Malbec. Aromas of fresh berry fruit, some spice and jammy notes. On the palate full blackberry and blue fruit flavors, notes of cacao and coffee with savory spice on firm tannins, a powerhouse! Lingering finish ending with pepper spice, Wow! A must try!! Still has room to age.

John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley. A blend of 84% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon & 8% Malbec. Aromas of fresh berry fruit, some spice and jammy notes. On the palate full blackberry and blue fruit flavors, notes of cacao and coffee with savory spice on firm tannins, a powerhouse! Lingering finish ending with pepper spice, Wow! A must try!! Still has room to age.

9.2

Brian Szluk

Raspberry, blackberry, herbs and spice.

Raspberry, blackberry, herbs and spice.

8.8

Location

  • 1351 Chain Bridge Rd
    McLean, VA 22101

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    Sunday: 11AM-6PM